Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Mumblings.

We Will Never Forget 09-11-01



Attacks World Trade Center


We all remember where we were ten years ago today when the attacks came without warning, sort of like my parents generation always remembering what they were doing when they heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

I remember well being in my office at the Lake as Chief and Linda the dispatcher calling “hurry Sam look at this on TV” I walked into the dispatchers office and saw the first tower smoking and then a few moments later the second plane hit, I knew at that instant that this is not an accident, we are under attack. I also knew my oldest son Sam JR worked across the street from those towers and that he was in mortal danger also. Fortunately he was calling on a client in New Jersey and wasn’t in his office, which was destroyed. Almost 3000 lives were lost 400 of which were Police & Fireman, all but 55 were civilians. I can only pray that we are ahead in our war on terrorism and that those responsible know we will not tolerate it again.

We were up about 06:00AM and had our coffee, Then Donna ran to the store for a couple last minute items.

I want to welcome our 120th follower.CHRIS-MY COUNTRY LIFE I sure hope you enjoy reading about our everyday doings as we try to progress to full timing in our 5th wheel. Never a dull moment here at the Weeb Ranch.

Donna and Nicole were busy making a surprise cake for our guests KEVIN & RUTH who should be arriving sometime today.

Nicole & Grandma09-05-11a

                         Nicole helping Grandma.


              Nicole, she’s quite the decorator.

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                   The finished product.


Rigg’s is waiting for his new friend Whiskey to arrive..

While we were waiting Sam got out the vacuum sweeper to do some sweeping, it ran a few minutes and then stopped sucking, the blade was turning and the motor was running but no suction. So it had to be disassembled and cleaned and and a blocked passage was found. After it was put back together it worked.


Sam with the sweeper apart.

At about03:30PM Sherman arrived with Kevin & Ruth and Whiskey inside.

The group09-10-11a



                      Whiskey & Ruth.

Boy were we all relieved the trip was over and they are safely at the ranch

After all the hugs and greetings Kevin & Sam started some serious blogging and a cocktail hour with genuine Canadian Beer, the real stuff.


      All the worlds problems have been solved.

We will get back to you all tomorrow, be safe out there.

Sam & Donna…


  1. Thanks for the post remembering 911, Sam. Glad to hear that the world's problems have been solved by you and your guests! ;)

  2. This was a fabulour tribute... It was the most horrible day in America. "Never Forget" Thanks

  3. have a great time solving the world's problems!!!..enjoy the visit!!

  4. We will NOT forget - ever. You guys really looked hard at work. Have a fun visit.

  5. The last several days have found tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat as I reflect and remember 10 years ago.

    Nice to see you all enjoying your time together.

  6. Love your tribute Sam and your first picture. Donna the cake was delicious and so was supper. Thanks for such a wonderful welcome.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

  7. A nice post for the day our world changed forever. Chris

  8. It's up to us to make sure our kids and grandkids NEVER forget..and remember that "freedon is not free"..Thanks for the riveting photos, Sam..Hey, did you have that beard when you were here?? (love the header photo..looks familiar..)

  9. Great Blog found you via Kevin and Ruth...glad you are all enjoying your visit..we certainly enjoyed them when they visited here with us..isn't whiskey a darling..and I love your Riggs.

  10. What a moving post! We are a great nation with great people....God Bless America!

  11. Thank you for your lovely tribute.. may we never forget!

    And Donna's cake is just wonderful!!! That talented gal is just amazing. You are going to have so much fun (dang, but without US)

    Sure wish we were there in the driveway again too!

    Karen and Steveio
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard